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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

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Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

25 Palmerston Place

Edinburgh

EH12 5AP

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This is a two day course held on 8th and 9th August 2017. Please note ASIST starts at 9am.

The course will benefit anyone coming into contact with individuals who may be at risk of suicide.

The aims of the course
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course is a nationally-recognised course designed to help people learn how to recognise the signs of suicidal thoughts and how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.The course is designed to help all in communities to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide.

“ASIST was the most useful training I’ve ever been on. It was the structured way of approaching problems that helped. Also one of the trainers had tried to commit suicide, and you had a strong feeling of compassion coming from them.”


The objectives of the course
Participants will learn how to:

- Identify cues indicating risk of suicide
- Discuss suicide with a person at risk
- Develop the skills to intervene with that person
- Provide ‘suicide first aid’.

Trainers

Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development Worker in Midlothian and works as part of Health in Mind's community services across Midlothian. Simon has many years of experience of working in suicide prevention and mental health improvement. Simon will be co-delivering the course with a colleague.

Terms and conditions

This course is at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, which is a bright venue with a cafe in the building. Teas and coffee will be available throughout the day. It is not fully accessible for wheelchair users, please contact us if you need us to relocate.

Training booking on Eventbrite are best paid by credit or debit card using Visa, Mastercard or American express. In exceptional circumstances, credit facilities may be available. Please contact the organiser to discuss your request at training@health-in-mind.org.uk or 0131 225 8508.

If you need to cancel your booking and give more than two weeks’ notice, we will refund your payment in full. If you cancel with less than two weeks’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee.

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